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Cottage Art: Upper Thumb Cottage Road Signs

The Cottage Art of Michigan’s First Scenic Highway

Cottage ArtIf you’re diving along M-25 along the coast of Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay in the Upper Thumb you may start to notice a version of “cottage art” that typically gets overlooked. These little gems of folksy creativity signal of what lays beyond and out of reach for those who are not invited guests. Yet these symbols of “welcome here” are colorful enjoyment to the passing eye hurtling down the ribbon of pavement at 60 MPH.

Sign art for the cottage or cabin is a Michigan tradition that has a useful purpose. Many time travelers watch for these signs like a sailor watches for a lighthouse. When travelling at highway speeds these signs are the only thing that catches the eye. 

Here is a small sample between Caseville and Sleeper State Park.

Do you have a favorite? If so send a shot of your cottage sign to contact@thumbwind.com. We will post it in a future edition. 

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